Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months. Each project is a rigorous and rich immersion in a mentored, high profile science research project with a lab mentor under the direction of a research professor. We are very interested in enhancing the creativity, diversity, and talent of the next generation of life scientists in research communities. We stress active, experiential learning, because a true understanding of scientific ideas requires immersion into the processes of discovery, and it is reflected in the ability to communicate these ideas. SPUR training stresses active learning for interns and their mentors in experimental approaches, methodological skills, strategic design, creative and critical reasoning, and scientific communication. Professional and social interactions with active researchers at all levels helps interns boost personal confidence. In selecting summer interns, we seek talented, motivated, adventurous, and hard-working undergraduates who would benefit from what our program has to offer, and who perhaps would not otherwise have such opportunities.

Areas of research include biochemistry and structural biology, bioinformatics and computational biology, ecology and evolution, genetics, marine biology, molecular cell and developmental biology, neuroscience, and human biology!

For more information or to apply please visit:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Target 2018 Program Dates: June 4th, 2018 - August 10th, 2018.

For information on participating faculty and areas of research, please visit: